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Algona in Kossuth County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lajos (Louis) Kossuth

1802-1894

 
 
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
1. Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Marker
Inscription.  The namesake of Kossuth County. Kossuth was a Hungarian freedom fighter and leader of the 1848-1849 revolution for Hungarian independence. He was known as one of the greatest statesmen and orators of the mid-19th century. He was a prominent figure, well known in the United States at the time Kossuth County was established on January 15, 1851.

Dedicated this 13th day of July, 2001

 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 43° 4.149′ N, 94° 14.324′ W. Marker is in Algona, Iowa, in Kossuth County. Marker can be reached from West State Street just east of North Hall Street, on the right when traveling west. Monument and marker are located in the courtyard directly in front of the Kossuth County Courthouse south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 West State Street, Algona IA 50511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livermore Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
2. Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Statue
(approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lajos Kossuth. Lajos Kossuth is perhaps the most esteemed leader in Hungarian history and one of the least respected in the neighboring countries of Europe. This was because he attempted to combine a liberal, reformist program with activist nationalism. His visit to the United States in 1851 and 1852 resembled a triumphant march, while orators, including the future president Abraham Lincoln, called him the Hungarian George Washington. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lajos Kossuth (Wikipedia). Kossuth's powerful English and American speeches so impressed and touched the famous contemporary American orator Daniel Webster, that he wrote a book about Kossuth's life. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in Great Britain and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe. Kossuth's bronze bust can be found in the United States Capitol. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. March 15 is Hungarian National Day commemorating the 1848 War of Independence. Kossuth envisioned a federation in the Kingdom of Hungary in which all nationalities participated in a vibrant democratic system based on fundamental democratic principles such as equality and parliamentary
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
3. Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Monument
(Kossuth County Courthouse in background)
representation. The bloody conflict eventually led to a great compromise known as the "Austro-Hungarian Empire," in which Hungary gained some autonomy, although Kossuth would have no part in it and demanded full independence until his death. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Kossuth County Courthouse (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
4. Kossuth County Courthouse (south elevation)
( Lajos Kossuth Monument in foreground)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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